Veracruz vs Pumas: Preview and Prediction

Veracruz vs Pumas 2018 Mexico Liga MX Apertura by LeagueLane

Veracruz vs Pumas
Mexico Liga MX Apertura
Date: Saturday, 21st July 2018
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Fuente (Veracruz).

The Red Sharks as Veracruz are known will take on Pumas in the first weekend of the new Mexican league season and this should be an enjoyable game.

Veracruz will want to start the season in a positive manner and get their first win of the season at home in front of their own fans. Veracruz lost 7 of their last 10 matches in the league last season and the priority will have been fixing the defence and the belief for this season.

Pumas only won 2 of their last 10 matches last season and that is why these teams are seen with the same limited qualities. They came under fire for not having enough quality in the final third and the team have been working hard over the summer to fix that.

The betting here is very close and Veracruz just edge it as the favourites simply for being the home team.

Veracruz vs Pumas: Head to Head

  • The last time the teams played here Veracruz won 1-0.
  • There has been 4 red cards in this fixture in the last four games.
  • Veracruz have been able to score in the last 4 meetings either home or away.

Veracruz vs Pumas: Prediction

This being the first game of the season and with no form to speak of and both teams being of the same quality this isn’t an easy game to predict. But we do believe that if there are goals they will come in the second half and this will be our main bet to see a slow start explode more into life as the game goes on. So we will opt to see the draw at half time.

Veracruz v Pumas vs Dynamo Kiev: Bet Tips

  • Half time result: A draw at 2.00.